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Osinbajo, Reps Parley On Way Out Of Recession

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has called on political leaders in the country to commit themselves to doing something collectively and individually that can alter the ways things are done in Nigeria for good. Prof. Osinbajo was speaking earlier Thursday when he met with a delegation of lawmakers from the House of Representatives in his office to discuss the economy and particularly possible ways of navi ...

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How Badeh Used N800m NAF Fund for Shopping Mall -Witness

A prosecution witness, Nuhu Dalhatu, on March 23, 2017 told a Federal High Court, Abuja, that about N800 million used for the construction of a shopping mall linked to Alex Badeh, a former Chief of Air Staff, was traced to the Nigeria Air Force, NAF’s account. Badeh is standing trial along Iyalikam Nigeria Limited on a 10-count charge bordering on money laundering, criminal breach of trust and corruption to ...

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Release Nnamdi Kanu, other Biafra activists — Peter Obi

Says force not solution to Immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has called for the release of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and other detained Biafra activists. Mr. Obi, while fielding questions from newsmen in Enugu on Thursday, emphasised that the use of force is not the solution to the Biafra agitation as such agitations are best resolved thro ...

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Ambode Unveils Plans To Construct 6,000 Bed Hostel In LASU

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday revealed plans by his administration to build a 6000-bed hostel within the campus of Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo in partnership with the private sector to improve on the learning experience in the institution. Speaking at the 21st Convocation ceremony of LASU held at the university's auditorium complex, Governor Ambode said government will continu ...

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Collaborate With Boko Haram At Your Peril, Shettima Warns New Caretaker Chairmen

Any of the 27 local government chairmen that dares to bring shame to the Borno State Government through any act suspected of support or links with Boko Haram  will be entirely on his own, Governor Kashim Shettima has warned. The chairmen were appointed after the six-months tenure of those in office, elapsed last month. Speaking at the swearing-in of 27 new caretaker chairmen at the Government House in Maidu ...

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Fayose Cautions Police Over Handling Of Ife Crisis

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has cautioned the police over the handling of its investigation on the recent crisis in Ile-Ife, Osun State that led to the death of more than 40 people, saying “it appears that the police has so far demonstrated ethnic bias in its  investigation and this is not good for the unity of Nigeria and its people.” The governor, who condemned the killing of innocent people a ...

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PDP Crisis: Sheriff, Makarfi Groups Embrace Peace

The crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ended on a peaceful note with the feuding parties agreeing to sheathe their swords in the interest of peace. The feat was achieved by the National Reconciliation Committee of the PDP headed by Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State. The parties said it was time to put their differences aside and work to take back power from the ruling All Progressive ...

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‘We Have Nothing To Hide’ at NPA, Says Hadiza Bala Usman

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman  as described reports against her of late as malicious lies. She said in a statement, “In the last few days, I have faced a barrage of false malicious lies against my person in the media and I know the sponsors of this. I will not budge on my position on compliance to Federal Government of Nigeria policies and I will not bow on my sta ...

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Senate Rejects Two Ambassadorial Nominees, Confirms 45

Nigeria’s Senate has rejected two non-career ambassadorial nominees.Those rejected include  Sylvanus Nsofor of Imo state  and Jacob Daudu  from Ondo state. The duo were rejected upon the  recommendation of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee. A report by the DSS had described Daudu as deceitful,  Monsurat ‎Sunmonu, the senate committee chairperson said  during the confirmation voting process. On the other ...

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Metuh Seeks Suspension of N400m Fraud Trial

The trial of Olisa Metuh, a former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, continued on March 22, 2017 with his counsel, Onyeachi Ikpeazu, SAN, moving a motion seeking for what was tantamount to a stay of proceedings pending the ruling of the Supreme Court on his "no-case submission" appeal. Metuh, who is standing trial along with Destra Investment Limited for an alleged N400 million fraud, filed ...

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Another Benue Reps Member Defects To APC

By Yemi Itodo Barely 4 months after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost a member from Benue State, to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the House of Representatives; another member, Hon. Hassan Anthony Saleh has also defected to the APC. Saleh who is representing Ado/Okpokwu/Ogbadibo federal constituency, made his official cross over on Wednesday, during the plenary. The Speaker, Hon. Yakubu ...

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Sokoto Raises Red Alert On CSM, Measles

  By Abdallah el-Kurebe Sokoto state government has raised a red alert over outbreaks of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM), Malaria and Measles in Gada Local government of the state. Commissioner of Health, Dr. Balarabe Kakale told news men‎ on Tuesday that the action became imperative because of the state's closeness to neighbouring Benin and Niger Republics. ‎According to him, 104 cases of meningitis w ...

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